Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy: An Overview and Synthesis

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SUNY Press, Oct 10, 2002 - Law - 322 pages
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Affirmative action has been and continues to be the flashpoint of America’s civil rights agenda. Yet while the affirmative action literature is voluminous, no comprehensive account of its major legal and public policy dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter examine the origin and growth of affirmative action, its impact on American society, its current state, and its future anti-discrimination role, if any. Informed by several different disciplines—law, history, economics, sociology, political science, urban studies, and criminology—the text combines the relevant legal materials with analysis and commentary from a variety of experts. This even-handed presentation of the subject of affirmative action is sure to be a valuable aid to those seeking to understand the issue’s many complexities.
 

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Contents

Chapter Two The Roots of Affirmative Action
23
Chapter Three The Career of Affirmative
39
The Midcareer of Employment Affirmative Action
52
Hostilities Resume
67
The Unresolved Issues of Affirmative Action in Employment
79
Appendixes to Chapter Three
87
Affirmative Action Guidelines of
93
Office of Federal Contract
99
Chapter Six Affirmative Action and the Political
173
Voting Rights Act and Its Amendments
174
The RacialGerrymander Cases of the 1990s and
185
Women and Electoral Politics
195
Chapter Seven Affirmative Action and Fair Housing
203
Integration Achievement and Maintenance
212
Epilogue
221
The Ideological Clash
232

Chapter Four Affirmative Action and
109
Browns Progeny
117
The Meaning of Brown I
124
The Twilight of Public School RacialEthnic Balancing
134
The Unresolved Controversy over Nonremedial
150
Conclusion
245
Selected Bibliography
293
List and Index of Selected Cases
303
Index of Selected Names
319
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Samuel Leiter is an attorney in private practice, specializing in civil rights and labor law.

William M. Leiter is Professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach.

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